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Toronto brewery opening new location near old site of Guvernment nightclub

Ontario craft brewery Great Lakes has announced it's getting a massive new location on Toronto's waterfront.

The GLB Brewpub is slated to open at 11 Lower Jarvis Street in the fall with a 6,000-square-foot space, says the 34-year-old brewery.

Pending rules around patio dining and fall weather, craft beer lovers might be able to utilize GLB's two patios.

The larger of the two, which seats 50, will be located in a Brick Lane-inspired courtyard dubbed 'The Yard'. The smaller outdoor area will be more of a standing patio.

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The new Great Lakes Brewpub is slated to open on Lower Jarvis Street this fall. Photo via Great Lakes Brewery.

The 120-seater brewpub will also feature an extensive retail store with 20 feet of fridge space.

Great Lakes, which already operates a location in Etobicoke, will be moving into the Daniels Waterfront's City of the Arts community. 

The massive mixed-use complex at Queens Quay, which is currently still under construction, includes condos as high as 45 storeys and an extension of Sugar Beach Park. 

According to Great Lakes' president Peter Bulut, he signed the lease on the building in 2018, as it was being built, but plans were pushed back thanks to COVID-19.

GLB Brewpub will join other East Bayfront businesses and schools like The ReMix Project, Artscape Daniels Launchpad, OCAD, George Brown, and Universite de l'Ontario Francais. 

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Great Lakes Brewery

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